3 Lipless Crankbait Tricks That Get Bigger Bites

Crankbaits are one of the easiest ways to catch bass. Throwing them is easy but knowing how to target big bass takes more effort. Today Matt explains 3 different retrieve styles that will get big bites when nothing else will. Adapting your retrieves will require changes in tackle and equipment as well but Matt makes it easy with simple steps anyone can follow.

Our favorite retrieve with the lipless is to hop the bait on bottom similar to how you work a jig. When the bottom is clean its simple and can be done with a light crankbait rod. As the grass grows up many anglers turn away from the lipless or modify their retrieve but if you learn to power through with heavier equipment you may encounter your biggest bass of the year!

The other two retrieves are easier but knowing which baits to throw when, will take your catch rate through the roof! Stop running bank throwing a lipless on a chuck and wind retrieve. Make some simple changes to your method and start catching bigger bass today!

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear discussed in the video.

The baits...

-Lucky Craft LV 500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

(Ghost Minnow, Golden Shiner, American Shad, Chartreuse Shad)

-Jackall TN-70: http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh

(Ghost Minnow, Scale Minnow, Super Shad)

-Red Eye Shad: http://bit.ly/2fqX1RT

(Clearwater Minnow, Japanese Shad, Sexy Ghost Minnow)

-Cordell Super Spot: http://bit.ly/2y3K210

(Foxy Momma, Foxy Shad, Royal Shad)

-6th Sense Quake: http://bit.ly/2Kxt4zm

(American Shad, Ghost Hot Herring, Shad Hammer, Violet Panda)

-Rattle Trap 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2gm8CjC

(Gold Mine Shad, Ghost Minnow, Pro Blue)

--Megabass Vibration X Jr: http://bit.ly/2zOeSdB

(Threadfin Shad, M Silver)

-Megabass Vibration X Ultra: http://bit.ly/2GdQFjs

(Echalote, MB Phantom)

Upgraded Hooks and Split Rings...

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

-Light: Gamakatsu EWG Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

-Medium: Owner ST-56 Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Heavy: Owner ST-66 Size 4: http://bit.ly/2JHo3z3

Favorite Lipless Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel-Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 40 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget-Friendly Combo...

Rod- Loomis E6X CBR 845: http://bit.ly/2G5Bc86

Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Heavier Rods For Heavy Grass...

Strong- Zodias 7'6" Heavy Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Stronger- Levante 7'5" EMTF: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

Strongest- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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Squarebill Crankbait Buyer's Guide - Top Baits For Every Season

The Buyer's Guide continues with a look at this year's best squarebill crankbaits. We start with our favorites and quickly branch into some of the hottest new baits of the year. Whether you're trying to fish ultra shallow, bounce the top of a ledge, or just gain confidence in shallow cranks, this video will help you simplify your fishing.

The purpose of the buyer's guide series is to make it easier for you and your loved ones to shop this holiday season. We keep these videos simple and focus on key baits that work from coast to coast. With all of the new crankbaits hitting the market every year its difficult for the average angler to keep up with the trends.

Below is a breakdown of our top confidence baits. We'll follow that up with a handful of new offerings that are worth checking and then wrap it up with our rods, reel, and terminal tackle selections.

Top Baits...

Lucky Craft 1.5 and 2.5 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

Top colors: American Shad, Citrus Citrus, Gizzard Shad

River2Sea Biggie Poppa: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Top Colors: Cold Blooded, Abalone Shad, Gizzard Shad, TS Minnow

6th Sense Crush Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

Top Colors: 4K Shad, Bluegill Fire, Chrome Treuse Shad, Shad Scales

Lucky Craft Classical Leader: http://bit.ly/2zKkhlV

Top Colors: Ayu, Craw, Wakasagi

Lucky Craft Moonsault: http://bit.ly/2SGSMk2

Top Colors: Aurora Ghost Black, Ghost Minnow, Striped Shad, Wakasagi

Megabass Sonic Side: http://bit.ly/2PxtPWo

Top Colors: MB Gizzard, PM Ghost Shiner, Secret Gill

Teckel Drunker: http://bit.ly/2xryClV

Top Colors: Molting Craw, Phantom Green Craw, Phantom Red Craw

Strike King 1.5: http://bit.ly/2LlCEQX

Top Colors: Clear Water Minnow, Sexy Shad, Summer Sexy Shad

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Owner ST-56 Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2DCOlmV

Owner Hyperwire Size 3 Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Favorite Squarebill Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- Assassin Fluorocarbon 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Other Budget Friendly Squarebill Rods...

G Loomis E6X 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2G5Bc86

Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy Cranking: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Shimano Curado 7' Medium Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ

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Lipless Crankbait Buyer's Guide - Best Baits For The Price

The Buyer's Guide series continues with a look at our top lipless crankbaits. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly option, the perfect bait to burn over grass, or a balanced option for slow fishing the depths, we've got you covered.

With so many lipless crankbaits on the market its hard to know which baits to invest your time into. With these 6 baits you can cover every application.

Lipless crankbaits have a reputation for losing big fish at the worst times. Stock baits often deserve the bad rap but with a few simple modifications these baits have a great hookup to land ratio! Add in a dedicated rod and you have a recipe for big bass success.

Below is a breakdown of the baits we recommend as well as rod, reel, and hardware upgrades to increase your hook up to land ratio. We'll also include our confidence colors for each bait.

The baits...

-Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap: http://bit.ly/2gm8CjC

Recommended colors: Blue Blood Shad, Ghost Minnow, Rayburn Craw Red, Silverado.

-Cotton Cordell Super Spot: http://bit.ly/2y3K210

Recommended Colors: Royal Red, Foxy Shad, Foxy Momma.

-Strike King Red Eye Shad: http://bit.ly/2fqX1RT

Recommended Colors: Ayu, Chrome Sexy Shad, Japanese Shad, Royal Red, Sexy Shad.

-Jackall TN-70: http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh

Recommended Colors: RT Scale Minnow, Super Shad, RT Holo Bluegill, Ghost Minnow, Chartreuse Shad.

-Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Recommended Colors: American Shad, Chartreuse Shad, Phantom Chartreuse Shad, Ghost Minnow.

Megabass Vibration X Jr: http://bit.ly/2zOeSdB

Recommended Colors: GG Gill, M Sliver, Sexy French Pearl.

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Owner ST-56 Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2DCOlmV

Owner Hyperwire Size 3 Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Favorite Lipless Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 40 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Other Budget Friendly Lipless Rods...

G Loomis E6X 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2G5Bc86

Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy Cranking: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Shimano Curado 7' Medium Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ

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8 Deep Diving Crankbaits You Need To Try - Buyer's Guide

Which deep diving crankbaits work the best? Tim and Matt went through all of their favorites and picked out the top 8 baits that are worth your time this year. If these baits could tell the stories of the fish they've produced for us, you'd want to fish them all!

It was difficult to just select 8 baits, especially from such a broad category. Crankbait fishing can be so diverse and a deep diving crankbait can be used in so many applications. From dredging the depths with an oversized bait to ticking shallow rock with a mid-diver, the opportunities are endless.

In this video we are primarily covering the baits but below you'll find a breakdown that includes of some of the rods and reels we use for the technique. Also, hook selection is KEY to crankbait success so we will include those as well.

The Top Baits...

Megabass Deep X 300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt

Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0

Strike King 6XD (Rattling): http://bit.ly/2ery44M

Strike King 6XD (Silent): http://bit.ly/2TcuSyi

Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2LKB37w

River2Sea Goon: http://bit.ly/2AnvmMg

Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP

Strike King 3XD: http://bit.ly/2oSMj8s

Spro Rock Crawler: http://bit.ly/2NFPA5t

Baits that almost made the cut...

6th Sense Cloud 9 C25: http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs

Azuma Z Boss 24: http://bit.ly/2poLKUC

Berkley Dredger 25.5: http://bit.ly/2I8xOcA

Norman Deep Baby N: http://bit.ly/2O9CAcu

Teckel USA Drunker: http://bit.ly/2xryClV

Strike King 5XD: http://bit.ly/29Xk9Tr

Lucky Craft Classical Leader DR: http://bit.ly/2zKkhlV

Preferred Colors Include Ghost Minnow, Sexy Shad, Chartreuse Shad, and Red Craw.

Hooks and Split Ring Upgrades...

-Oversized Crankbait Hook- Owner ST-36 Size 1/0: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Standard Deep Diver Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

-Finesse Crankbait Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Hyperwire Split Rings Size 3 and 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Big Crankbait Combo…

Rod- Dobyns Champion 805 CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 17 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Small Crankbait Combo…

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro Crankbait 845: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Other great rods from various brands...

Shimano Zodias 7'6" Medium Heavy Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Daiwa Tatula XT 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2FXhNpO

St. Croix Big Cranker 7'8" Medium Heavy Moderate: http://bit.ly/2Ap51x5

Cashion Elite Crankbait 7'3" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2RxwocQ

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